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I have a sears elite gas oven mod. # 790.79379400.The oven won't light. I replaced the igniter and it still won't light. I checked the resistance on the temperature probe and it was right on the money. I am thinking that the clock timer must be bad, or the gas valve. How do I test them. I hate to spend $200 and find out that it still doesn't work.

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Sandwich, is it your bake or broil thats not working? You have two ignitors, one for bake and broil. One of them is your culprit. This is not a hard job. The post header says broil not working so the part number for that is WB13K0003. Bake ignitor is WB13K0004. To get at the bake ignitor you have to remove the oven bottom inside panel, remove the flame spreader (both easy). The click you are hearing is the board relay sending power to the ignitor. The ignitor has to draw so many amps to open the gas valve. The oven is pilotless. Catriver..post back.

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I was turning the timer and clock knobs on my oven and now it won't work. I don't know what position they are supposed to be in ... any ideas?

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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The most common cause of this symptom is a defective ignitor. Oven ignitors can glow and allow enough current through to open the oven gas valve but just not produce enough heat to ignite the gas immediately (see the link below).


In that case, replacing the oven ignitor is the usual solution.


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Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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If you have a ohm meter you can ohm out the temp sensor. It has a harness that connects in the back. Unplug it and it should read around 1100 ohms at room temp. It sounds to me more like the ignitor itself. It has to draw so many amps to open up the gas valve. Check the sensor first. If it ohms out, change the ignitor. I think your problem will go away. Tenbears.

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The oven safety valve
(also called the gas valve) is the part that ensures that gas is not released until the igniter has reached the correct temperature needed to ignite the gas. While this part can fail, it is uncommon. If the hot surface igniter does not glow you should first verify that you have voltage to the circuit. This is a live voltage check and should be performed by a qualified person. If voltage is lost at the valve terminals then you should verify the continuity of the bi-metal in the valve using a multi-meter.

The oven burner igniter
commonly known as the hot surface igniter is used in modern gas oven burners to open the gas valve and to ignite the gas. As the igniter draws electric current it will heat to a high temperature and glow, as well as cause the bi-metal in the oven safety valve to warp and open the valve releasing the gas to be ignited. This sequence normally takes about a minute. Igniters come in both flat and round styles and are very fragile. If the burner does not light then you should check the igniter first. If the igniter does not glow at all, then check for power to the circuit. This is a live voltage check and should be performed by a qualified person. If power is present then the igniter may be open circuit and can be checked for continuity with a multi-meter. If the igniter is glowing, but the burner is not lighting, the igniter may be weak and still be at fault because it requires a certain amount of current draw to open the valve. This check requires the use of an amp meter and should be performed by a qualified person. If the igniter is defective then it must be replaced.


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Oct 21, 2013 | Whirlpool Ovens

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Mod# xfg374lvq stove: Both the oven and the broiler will ignite, but only stay on for a few seconds. It does not try to reignite. Is this the control module?


Most modern ovens use an electronic control board
to control the oven functions. These models will use the control board to operate the oven safety valve on a gas range or oven, and the bake and broil elements on an electric range or oven. If there is no power to the igniter circuit, or the element circuits, then you should check the control board to verify that there is power at the appropriate output relay. These are live voltage checks and should be performed by qualified persons only. If there is no output voltage then the control should be replaced.

The oven burner igniter
commonly known as the hot surface igniter is used in modern gas oven burners to open the gas valve and to ignite the gas. As the igniter draws electric current it will heat to a high temperature and glow, as well as cause the bi-metal in the oven safety valve to warp and open the valve releasing the gas to be ignited. This sequence normally takes about a minute. Igniters come in both flat and round styles and are very fragile. If the burner does not light then you should check the igniter first. If the igniter does not glow at all, then check for power to the circuit. This is a live voltage check and should be performed by a qualified person. If power is present then the igniter may be open circuit and can be checked for continuity with a multi-meter. If the igniter is glowing, but the burner is not lighting, the igniter may be weak and still be at fault because it requires a certain amount of current draw to open the valve. This check requires the use of an amp meter and should be performed by a qualified person. If the igniter is defective then it must be replaced.

The oven sensor: works with the oven control board to regulate the oven temperature. If there is an oven temperature problem, this sensor might be defective. The sensor can be tested by using an ohm meter. As temperature rises, the resistance measurement also rises. The manufacturer of the oven sensor determines the correct resistance, Oven temperature problems can be caused by other things, but this is one of the common causes.
Beware on some models now most of these ovens they are electronic and they are integrated into the control itself
some different sensor ohm readings at room temp. approx 16 ohms at room temperature and at 350?F it is 29~33 ohms.

The oven safety valve
(also called the gas valve) is the part that ensures that gas is not released until the igniter has reached the correct temperature needed to ignite the gas. While this part can fail, it is uncommon. If the hot surface igniter does not glow you should first verify that you have voltage to the circuit. This is a live voltage check and should be performed by a qualified person. If voltage is lost at the valve terminals then you should verify the continuity of the bi-metal in the valve using a multi-meter.


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Oct 09, 2013 | Whirlpool Ovens

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The oven electronic ignition is bad, very common, to replace remove oven door and the grate shelf, then unscrew bottom panel inside oven , you will see the ignition device towards the back unscrew it and unplug the the electrical plug to remove and replace it. I found them cheaper on line, like Sears parts center, it takes about 15 minutes to change out.

Mar 26, 2013 | Whirlpool GS563LXSS - stainless Steel Gas...

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Oven won't turn on. Don't see a pilot light on.


Your oven does not have a pilot light!!


Your igniter is probably bad.




Most gas oven systems today are 'electronic ignition', and use a 'glowbar' type igniter electrically in series with an oven valve.


Electrical current passing through the ignitor operates a small heater that 'warps' an internal piece of bimetal to open the gas valve. As long as the burner flame continues to heat the igniter, its electrical resistance remains low enough to keep the valve turned on. If, for any reason, the flame is extinguished, the igniter's resistance increases and the valve turns off the gas to the burner.
While the valves are very reliable, the igniters have become the most common parts failure on these systems. Which is to be expected, I guess; they're doing their job in a gas flame!


Igniters come in two basic types, 'flat' and 'round', and they can't be interchanged.


Each type operates at a particular amperage level, and is matched to the type gas valve it operates. The stainless steel 'cages' that protect them usually correspond to their actual shape, which helps you figure out which one yours uses. And to make it even easier, there's pretty much only One round one that fits them all. Flat ones vary only in the length of the ceramic block to which they're mounted. Electrically they're nearly all the same.


Easiest way to test is just look in oven and see if you can see an orange glow coming from the back of the burner. If no glow then you need to replace the igniter. If you are at all handy nad have basic tool you can do the job
yourself.


Turn off power and gas. The igniter is attached with one or two screws or small bolts and two wires that are plugged into a connector. You can take the old one to any appliance store (or Sears Parts) and get a new one. They are delicate and easy to break so handle with care. They cost between $35-60.


Good luck. J


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Feb 10, 2011 | GE JGRS14 Gas Single Oven

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OVEN IGNIGHTER WON'T LIGHT


Assuming that this is a gas oven, your igniter is probably bad.

Most gas oven systems today are 'electronic ignition', and use a 'glowbar' type igniter electrically in series with an oven valve.

Electrical current passing through the ignitor operates a small heater that 'warps' an internal piece of bimetal to open the gas valve. As long as the burner flame continues to heat the igniter, its electrical resistance remains low enough to keep the valve turned on. If, for any reason, the flame is extinguished, the igniter's resistance increases and the valve turns off the gas to the burner.

While the valves are very reliable, the igniters have become the most common parts failure on these systems. Which is to be expected, I guess; they're doing their job in a gas flame!

Igniters come in two basic types, 'flat' and 'round', and they can't be interchanged.

Each type operates at a particular amperage level, and is matched to the type gas valve it operates. The stainless steel 'cages' that protect them usually correspond to their actual shape, which helps you figure out which one yours uses. And to make it even easier, there's pretty much only One round one that fits them all. Flat ones vary only in the length of the ceramic block to which they're mounted. Electrically they're nearly all the same.

Easiest way to test is just look in oven and see if you can see an orange glow coming from the back of the burner. If no glow then you need to replace the igniter. If you are at all handy nad have basic tool you can do the job yourself. Turn of power and gas. The igniter is attach? with one or two screws or small bolts and two wires that are plugged into a connector. You can take the old one to any appliance store (or Sears Parts) and get a new one. They are delicate and easy to break so handle with care.

Good luck.



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Feb 09, 2011 | GE Ovens

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Oven won't start


Very interesting. The ignitor is working, so that means you have power and the control is working. The safety valve is working, and you have a complete circuit. So why won' t she fire off? Inside the safety valve is a bi-metal that only opens if the resistance is right. The resistance only changes when the ignitor is on. As it gets hotter it changes in resistance. This allows the gas safety valve to release the gas and ignite. Watch this:

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Oven ingniter lights , smell gas but oven doesnt turn on


Hello- Ignitors may 'light' yet not reach proper resistance and temperature, causing improper gas flow past valve. If resistance is below 4 ohms, ignitor is bad. Part is 40-75$ at local app. parts store. Fairly easy to replace. Hope this helps. -Thanks- ED

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Bake oven does not light. Igniter glows for many minutes but no gas to oven. When I wrapped gas valve with hammer it lights!! When oven burner goes out when reached desired temp, it will not relight...


The igniter needs to draw between 3.6 and 4 amps to open the gas valve even thogh it is glowing the resistance may not be the same . Check the amperage and then replace igniter

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No Heat on a whirlpool dryer. 14 years old.drum turns,timer moves,getting gas to valve,tapped solenoids-no change.burner not lighting. thanks for any info


if ignitor not coming on could be flame sensor mounted on side of burner housing or ignitor ..if ignitor glowing but burner no lighting replace both solenoids bad connections interally on solenoids..also if ignitor not glowing possible small white thermal fuse open.. sensor and fuse can be jumped across to confirm ..

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